Youngsville Lifts DR Horton's Construction Ban

YOUNGSVILLE, LA (AP) — Youngsville has lifted a city council-imposed ban on construction permits to national homebuilder DR Horton, after a probe showed homes built by the company in the Sugar Ridge subdivision met residential construction codes.

         Rick Garner, who runs day-to-day operations for the city of Youngsville, tells The Advocate’s Billy Gunn the permit ban ran from Oct. 17-21. Garner says the city on Oct. 21 resumed issuing permits to DR Horton.

         The city council decided to institute a temporary ban on new DR Horton construction at an Oct. 16 meeting after complaints by Sugar Ridge resident Tara Proffitt and others that their new homes' plumbing leaked and developed mold because of faulty plumbing and subpar piping.

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         DR Horton spokeswoman Marissa Awbry said DR Horton provides a "robust" warranty on its new homes.

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